Therapeutic Adventures – IndependencePlus Adaptive Sports( TA / I~AS) relies on a committed and supportive team of volunteers. This includes; Board Members (Executive Board and Advisory Board), TA Ambassadors, Community and University Student Volunteers and our Adaptive Guides. It is important for all who are involved with TA / I~AS to embrace the vision, the mission and the core values of the organization.
The TA / I~AS Board (Executive Board and Advisory Board) has four fundamental areas of legal and fiduciary responsibility to both the organization and the public it serves. These are often referred to as follows:
Duty of Care
The duty of care requires that a nonprofit board member participate actively in governance and oversight of an organization’s activities.This includes attending board and committee meetings, reviewing and understanding the organization’s financial documents, helping to frame strategic plans, identifying and managing risks as well as opportunities, and taking prudent steps to advance the organization’s mission and goals.
Duty of Loyalty
The duty of loyalty requires that a nonprofit board member act in the best interest of the organization at all times.This includes identifying and disclosing potential conflicts of interest before joining the board, and when they arise.When a potential conflict exists, board members must follow conflict of interest management steps as mandated by law and recommended in good governance guidelines.
Duty of Obedience
The duty of obedience requires that a nonprofit board member work to ensure that the organization complies with applicable laws and regulations, acts in accordance with its own policies, and carries out its mission appropriately. Board members should ensure that the organization carries out its purpose and does not engage in unauthorized activities.
Duty of Fundraising
Fundraising is one of the major responsibilities of a non-profit board of directors/trustees. … The board’s role in fundraising is to provide leadership, financial support, and connection to donors and potential donors. The board must be structured to meet the primary needs of the organization.
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